Africa is the continent most affected by hunger. One in five people suffers from hunger. And the effects of climate change are further fueling poverty and hunger. People in Africa are particularly hard hit by global warming; measured temperatures are rising faster than the global average.

The increasingly frequent occurrence of extreme weather events, such as droughts and heavy rainfall, is making people’s living conditions considerably more difficult. They have a devastating impact on agriculture, which is the livelihood of the 1.2 billion people on the continent. In the last 50 years, agricultural production in Africa has fallen by 34 percent. Several million people in sub-Saharan countries have had to leave their homes as a result.

SWISSAID is active in Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Tanzania and Chad. With the help of tools such as agroecology, SWISSAID strengthens farmers’ knowledge and helps them to improve their resilience to climate change. Find out more about our projects and work in Africa.